The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1053 1226 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.60% 13.01% 15.14%
As % of the Vendors category 27.81% 27.39% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 654 746
Median daily rate £365 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £166 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 118 173
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.89 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.88% +5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £39.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3787 4476 4750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.93% 47.49% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2445 2458
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 241 294
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% +26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 284 £343 -5.51% 86
Berkshire -2 262 £400 +3.29% 83
Surrey +3 134 £375 - 65
Buckinghamshire +1 134 £400 +20.30% 26
West Sussex +5 75 £380 -5.00% 17
Oxfordshire -5 72 £325 +4.41% 38
Kent +9 45 £325 -12.16% 11
East Sussex +9 22 £288 -17.85% 20
Middlesex -1 18 £335 -20.47% 4
Thames Valley - 1 £750 - 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 762 (35.76%) Windows
2 742 (34.82%) MS Excel
3 552 (25.90%) Active Directory
4 522 (24.50%) MS Office
5 401 (18.82%) Security Cleared
6 399 (18.72%) SQL
7 368 (17.27%) SQL Server
8 356 (16.71%) VMware
9 321 (15.06%) Finance
10 301 (14.12%) .NET
11 288 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
12 285 (13.37%) C#
13 283 (13.28%) ITIL
14 277 (13.00%) Windows Server
15 272 (12.76%) SC Cleared
16 241 (11.31%) SharePoint
17 225 (10.56%) Office 365
18 224 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 219 (10.28%) Project Management
20 215 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 213 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
22 205 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
22 205 (9.62%) Linux
23 192 (9.01%) Migration
24 178 (8.35%) Oracle
25 174 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
25 174 (8.17%) PowerShell
26 170 (7.98%) SCCM
27 165 (7.74%) Windows 7
28 161 (7.56%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 241 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 161 (7.56%) MS Exchange
3 90 (4.22%) Skype for Business
4 67 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (2.58%) IIS
6 43 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
7 37 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (0.99%) CMS
10 19 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (0.75%) Apache
11 16 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (0.61%) MS Project Server
13 13 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.42%) Documentum
15 9 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 742 (34.82%) MS Excel
2 522 (24.50%) MS Office
3 128 (6.01%) MS Project
4 125 (5.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 114 (5.35%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.52%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.094%) InDesign
12 2 (0.094%) Maya
12 2 (0.094%) Revit
13 1 (0.047%) InVision
13 1 (0.047%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.047%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.047%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 74 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.33%) SAP hybris
7 6 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.19%) Maximo
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.14%) Sage X3
11 2 (0.094%) Infor CloudSuite
11 2 (0.094%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
11 2 (0.094%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.094%) Primavera
11 2 (0.094%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.094%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
12 1 (0.047%) SAP R/3
12 1 (0.047%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 225 (10.56%) Office 365
2 224 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (3.24%) IaaS
5 43 (2.02%) PaaS
6 30 (1.41%) SaaS
7 25 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.47%) Boomi
10 9 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.38%) Yammer
12 5 (0.23%) GitHub
13 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.094%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.094%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.094%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.047%) G Suite
15 1 (0.047%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 152 (7.13%) DNS
2 90 (4.22%) DHCP
3 85 (3.99%) TCP/IP
4 81 (3.80%) Firewall
5 75 (3.52%) SAN
6 70 (3.28%) Skype
7 68 (3.19%) LAN
8 56 (2.63%) LDAP
8 56 (2.63%) WAN
9 48 (2.25%) Internet
10 46 (2.16%) VPN
11 37 (1.74%) SMTP
11 37 (1.74%) Wireless
12 36 (1.69%) LTE
13 35 (1.64%) NAS
13 35 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (1.60%) Kerberos
15 30 (1.41%) VoIP
16 29 (1.36%) SSL
17 26 (1.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 91 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 57 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 50 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 50 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 42 (1.97%) MS Access
9 40 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 33 (1.55%) GIS
11 30 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
12 29 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
14 26 (1.22%) Power BI
15 25 (1.17%) MySQL
16 23 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (0.84%) DB2
18 16 (0.75%) RDBMS
19 15 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 114 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 89 (4.18%) Visual Studio
3 45 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 41 (1.92%) Selenium
5 33 (1.55%) NUnit
6 30 (1.41%) SpecFlow
7 29 (1.36%) JIRA
8 27 (1.27%) Subversion
9 25 (1.17%) TeamCity
10 22 (1.03%) MSI
11 16 (0.75%) MSTest
12 15 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
13 14 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
14 13 (0.61%) Jenkins
15 11 (0.52%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.38%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.38%) WiX
17 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 6 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
18 6 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 321 (15.06%) Finance
2 138 (6.48%) Telecoms
3 82 (3.85%) Advertising
4 68 (3.19%) Retail
5 61 (2.86%) Marketing
6 30 (1.41%) Legal
7 28 (1.31%) Banking
7 28 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.94%) Military
9 19 (0.89%) Electronics
10 17 (0.80%) German Language
11 16 (0.75%) Back Office
11 16 (0.75%) French Language
11 16 (0.75%) Spanish Language
12 13 (0.61%) Billing
13 12 (0.56%) Italian Language
13 12 (0.56%) Publishing
14 10 (0.47%) Games
15 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 373 (17.50%) Analyst
2 349 (16.38%) Developer
3 192 (9.01%) Architect
4 149 (6.99%) Project Manager
5 142 (6.66%) Consultant
6 133 (6.24%) .NET Developer
7 117 (5.49%) Support Engineer
8 85 (3.99%) Service Analyst
9 77 (3.61%) Support Analyst
10 73 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
11 70 (3.28%) C# Developer
12 64 (3.00%) Administrator
13 51 (2.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 50 (2.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (2.35%) 3rd Line Support
14 50 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
14 50 (2.35%) SQL Developer
15 49 (2.30%) Desktop Support
15 49 (2.30%) IT Support
16 48 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (14.12%) .NET
2 136 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 134 (6.29%) XML
4 123 (5.77%) HTML
5 113 (5.30%) CSS
5 113 (5.30%) Web Services
6 89 (4.18%) jQuery
7 62 (2.91%) WCF
8 52 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 51 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (2.11%) AngularJS
11 38 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 38 (1.78%) Middleware
12 34 (1.60%) Ajax
13 31 (1.45%) REST
14 28 (1.31%) HTML5
14 28 (1.31%) SAML
15 25 (1.17%) RESTful
16 24 (1.13%) COM
16 24 (1.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 205 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 102 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 51 (2.39%) PKI
5 47 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 40 (1.88%) Replication
7 37 (1.74%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.55%) Clustering
8 33 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 27 (1.27%) Blackberry
10 20 (0.94%) CESG
10 20 (0.94%) Cryptography
10 20 (0.94%) e-Learning
11 19 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.89%) Mathematics
12 18 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 18 (0.84%) Thin Client
13 16 (0.75%) Economics
14 15 (0.70%) BYOD
14 15 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 762 (35.76%) Windows
2 277 (13.00%) Windows Server
3 213 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 205 (9.62%) Linux
5 174 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (7.74%) Windows 7
7 106 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 84 (3.94%) Windows 10
9 78 (3.66%) Unix
10 71 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (2.39%) Windows XP
12 40 (1.88%) Android
13 36 (1.69%) Solaris
14 35 (1.64%) Apple iOS
14 35 (1.64%) Windows 8
15 31 (1.45%) AIX
16 28 (1.31%) Windows Vista
17 24 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.99%) CentOS
19 13 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (13.28%) ITIL
3 219 (10.28%) Project Management
4 192 (9.01%) Migration
5 154 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
6 142 (6.66%) MVC
7 110 (5.16%) PRINCE2
8 109 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 103 (4.83%) CRM
10 97 (4.55%) Scrum
11 73 (3.43%) Change Management
12 69 (3.24%) SDLC
13 67 (3.14%) Service Management
14 60 (2.82%) Analytics
15 56 (2.63%) TDD
16 53 (2.49%) ITIL V3
16 53 (2.49%) Service Delivery
17 52 (2.44%) Data Modelling
17 52 (2.44%) ERP
18 51 (2.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 399 (18.72%) SQL
2 285 (13.37%) C#
3 174 (8.17%) PowerShell
4 146 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 88 (4.13%) T-SQL
6 69 (3.24%) VB
7 64 (3.00%) C
8 62 (2.91%) Java
9 45 (2.11%) C++
10 41 (1.92%) Perl
11 38 (1.78%) VBA
12 37 (1.74%) VBScript
13 30 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 30 (1.41%) Python
13 30 (1.41%) VB.NET
14 25 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 20 (0.94%) PHP
16 13 (0.61%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.42%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 401 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 272 (12.76%) SC Cleared
3 159 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 137 (6.43%) Degree
5 111 (5.21%) DV Cleared
6 56 (2.63%) MCP
6 56 (2.63%) MCSE
7 43 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (1.69%) CCNA
9 35 (1.64%) CISSP
10 34 (1.60%) ISTQB
11 29 (1.36%) MCITP
12 27 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (1.22%) ISEB
13 26 (1.22%) MCSA
14 24 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 23 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
15 23 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 21 (0.99%) CCNP
16 21 (0.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.94%) SLA
2 63 (2.96%) QA
3 26 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.66%) RMADS
6 13 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.42%) GAAP
7 9 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.28%) COBIT
9 6 (0.28%) ISO22301
10 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.19%) COSO
11 4 (0.19%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.19%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.094%) BS25999
14 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.047%) SDET
System Software
1 552 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 215 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 59 (2.77%) vSphere
5 51 (2.39%) XenApp
6 44 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 32 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.17%) VMware ESX
11 22 (1.03%) XenServer
12 21 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.89%) BitLocker
14 16 (0.75%) Firmware
15 11 (0.52%) Docker
15 11 (0.52%) Sendmail
15 11 (0.52%) vCloud
16 9 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.38%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 170 (7.98%) SCCM
2 81 (3.80%) SCOM
3 32 (1.50%) WSUS
4 23 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 23 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 22 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 19 (0.89%) AirWatch
8 18 (0.84%) Puppet
9 17 (0.80%) OpenAM
9 17 (0.80%) OpenIDM
10 16 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
12 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
12 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (0.56%) vRealize
13 11 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.47%) SCSM
15 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 356 (16.71%) VMware
2 178 (8.35%) Oracle
3 156 (7.32%) Citrix
4 138 (6.48%) Cisco
5 111 (5.21%) HP
6 81 (3.80%) SAP
7 77 (3.61%) Red Hat
8 75 (3.52%) Remedy
9 47 (2.21%) Symantec
10 44 (2.06%) Dell
11 39 (1.83%) EMC
11 39 (1.83%) NetApp
12 31 (1.45%) CheckPoint
12 31 (1.45%) Ericsson
13 30 (1.41%) Apple
14 27 (1.27%) IBM
14 27 (1.27%) Intel Security
15 23 (1.08%) Juniper
15 23 (1.08%) Sophos
16 20 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
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